American Vegetable Grower February 2017

In This Issue

Modern Soil Tests Give You More Control

The long-term benefits of having field-specific information on soil biological and physical processes are discussed by Cornell University’s Thomas Bjorkman.

The Latest
May 20, 2017
Short on Water, Florida Growers Know How…
Through drought, smoke and brush fires, it’s plain to see you farmers have been doing your part to conserve and preserve one of our most precious resources. Read More
May 20, 2017
USDA Creates Undersecretary for Trade
Reorganization puts trade, farm production as top priorities for the agency. Read More
May 19, 2017
Representatives Introduce Bill to Boost …
As organic production continues to grow, legislators seek to boost research funding, which has remained stagnant for many years. Read More
May 17, 2017
11 of the Latest Cucumber Varieties You …
Browse this slideshow for more information on 11 cucumber varieties you need to know about from the nation’s leading seed breeders Read More
May 16, 2017
EPA Seeks States’ Input On Waters of the…
As the agency considers scaling back the water rule, states are asked to define protected waters. Read More
May 15, 2017
Drought Conditions Deepen Across Central…
Water Shortage Warning Order expanded to all counties within St. Johns River Water Management District. Read More
Crop Protection
May 14, 2017
Springtail Is an Unexpected Vegetable Pe…
One springtail species is targeting germinating seeds, impacting seedling growth. Read More
May 13, 2017
Considering Cover Crops? Find Out Which …
What is most effective in suppressing weeds and increasing yield — no till cover crop, row till, or conventional till? Read More
May 10, 2017
How One Couple Balance Marriage, Family,…
Full Moon Farm's Rachel Nevitt and David Zuckerman live, work, and manage together in a small town outside of Burlington, VT. Read More
Farm Management
May 9, 2017
Promote Efficiency by Taking Advantage o…
From animal housing to tillage, USDA's NRCS has you covered. Read More
May 9, 2017
A Study on Best Cleaning Practices for C…
Farm food safety is a huge issue in today’s vegetable growing industry. Yet a lot of produce wash machinery were designed decades ago with no thought of thorough cleaning or sanitizing. Cornell's Robert Hadad is figuring out which cleaning methods are most effective. Read More
May 9, 2017
Barn Owls Can be an Effective Control fo…
The predators are already getting results in vineyards and orchards. Research is showing they’re just as effective in vegetable and fruit fields. Read More
May 8, 2017
The Small Organic Farm Life
Full Moon Farm provides Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor, David Zuckerman, and his wife, Rachel Nevitt, creative outlets and the freedom to pursue their passions. Read More
May 4, 2017
Senate Democrats Unveil New Ag Labor Pla…
Feinstein, colleagues introduce legislation to shield farmworkers from deportation. Read More
May 3, 2017
Vermont’s New Lieutenant Governor …
David Zuckerman and his wife own Full Moon Farm in Vermont, which sits on 155 acres. Hear his thoughts on how politics is a lot like growing. Read More
Pest Control
May 3, 2017
Whitetail Deer: The Top Wildlife Threat …
Matt Springer, University of Kentucky Extension Agent, discusses the latest techniques for controlling deer, including deterrents, fencing, and hunting. Read More
May 3, 2017
Smackdown: Hydroponics vs. Soil-Based Or…
A major debate is roiling the organic growing industry. Since hydroponically grown plants do not include soil, should they be able to earn organic certification? Read More
Crop Protection
April 30, 2017
BASF Adds Pest, Crop, Weather Modeling t…
ZedX’s agronomic models help farmers make better production decisions. Read More